Sexteto Canyengue

  • Sexteto Canyengue
    Sexteto Canyengue

    25 years Tango Argentino

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Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue

Tradition and innovation

Carel achieves with his Sexteto Canyengue a personal communicative way of making music: rhythmic, melodic and inviting to dance. Writing his own arrangements and enchanting new compositions show that respect for tradition and innovation can come together.
Having conquered the hearts of old and new tango generations in Argentina and Europe, the thrilling live performances of the Sexteto Canyengue tend to be highly addictive to tango dancers…...
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The rich repertoire of maestros

As a young musician Carel Kraayenhof was invited by the old maestros of the tango to perform together in Argentina. By now Kraayenhof has become himself the direct descendant of Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese. Astor Piazzolla invited Carel in 1987 to New York to perform as bandoneón soloist in the tango musical ‘Tango Apasionado’. After his return to The Netherlands Carel created the Sexteto Canyengue, which this year celebrates it’s 25th jubilee. Invited by Osvaldo Pugliese in 1990 the sextet toured with Pugliese’s orchestra in Argentina. Alongside the many standard repertoire pieces of the orchestras, for example Troilo, D’Arienzo, Di Sarli and Canaro, maestro Pugliese’s rich repertoire forms the basis for the sextet’s repertoire. Sexteto Canyengue has lead the great maestros of tango dance, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda & Suzuki and Goria & Eduardo, and collaborates with renowned dance couples such as Claudia & Esteban and Rubén & Sabrina, with whom the sextet toured extensively throughout the world. Also, the sextet has accompanied the National Ballet from the Netherlands since 1998, performing the ballet ’5 Tangos’ with music of Astor Piazzolla.

The Musicians

Repertoire Selection

Tradition and innovation

Quejumbroso - O. Herrero / v. O. Pugliese
Recuerdo - O. Pugliese
La yumba - O. Pugliese
Clavel rojo - C. Kraayenhof
Un tornillo en la máquina tanguera - C. Kraayenhof
La cumparsita - G. Matos Rodrigues
Libertango - O. Piazzolla
Gallo ciego - A. Bardi / v. O. Pugliese

Booking Availability

Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue is available for bookings for Tango Festivals and Tango Balls. For festivals the sets are regularly 1×60 minutes. For tango balls 3 sets of 30 minutes, including a listening set and two dance sets. (This is Argentinean dance music to dance Argentinean Tango on)
Special requests may be considered.

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